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Windows desktop apps are the future (with or without Windows)

From cloud PCs and smart TVs to Chromebooks, Macs, and Linux systems, everyone is betting on traditional Windows desktop applications.

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Apple and Microsoft challenge regulatory scope of EU’s Digital Markets Act

The EU is set to release the list of so-called gatekeepers that will be regulated under the DMA on Wednesday, but Apple and Microsoft are arguing that some of their platforms should not be included.

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US Copyright Office opens inquiry into laws needed to rein in genAI

The agency move is part of an ongoing effort to gather public feedback on why AI can sometimes flagrantly use copyrighted materials to produce content. The agency plans to hand over its findings to Congress.

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Microsoft, Amazon go head-to-head on genAI in the cloud — here’s who’ll win

Both tech bigwigs are making a play for customers with genAI tools running in the cloud. But one company has a natural advantage.

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The line-blurring brilliance of Google's new ChromeOS-Windows connection

Google's latest ChromeOS improvement brings Windows apps even closer to the heart of the operating system — with a very Googley twist.

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China hacks the US military and government — the Feds blame Microsoft

Microsoft could soon be in the hot seat in the wake of a Chinese hack aimed at the US government.

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Should you upgrade to Windows 11? It’s complicated

The choice is yours – but it also depends on your hardware. Some PCs shouldn’t run Windows 11, and others shouldn’t run Windows 10.

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

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Patch Tuesday: Microsoft rolls out 90 updates for Windows, Office

Microsoft released 90 updates for the Windows and Office platforms this week along with another update for Microsoft Exchange — paired with a warning about failed updates to Exchange Server 2016 and 2019.

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Microsoft to integrate Copilot into its Dynamics 365 Field Service app

Microsoft is bringing its generative AI assistant to tools used to coordinate frontline work with a Copilot for Field Service management in Dynamics 365 and a Shifts plugin for Microsoft 365 Copilot.

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Has Microsoft cut security corners once too often?

As details about the recent China attack against US government agencies come to light, two details stand out: Microsoft failed to store security keys properly — and the keys were used by attackers even though they'd already expired.

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Microsoft faces EU antitrust probe for bundling Teams with M365

The European Commission said it is concerned that the bundling of Teams with Microsoft 365 is disallowing choices for enterprises and giving Teams an unfair advantage over competing applications.

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Is generative AI mightier than the law?

The seemingly unstoppable juggernaut launched by OpenAI late last year might soon run into headwinds from the FTC, the EU — and in court.

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Microsoft 365 outage takes out OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online

The company said the outage lasted approximately two hours before it was detected and solved.

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Microsoft 365 Copilot — a new desktop productivity revolution begins

Microsoft this week fleshed out the plans for its generative AI tool, Copilot. Let the productivity gains begin.

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Microsoft unveils Copilot pricing, adds new generative AI capabilities

The updates introduced at the company’s annual Inspire conference also include a new Sales Copilot and two new copilot abilities for Micosoft's Dynamics 365 marketing suite.

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For tech users, change is good

It’s increasingly important to avoid platform lock-in, whether you’re a dedicated Windows user, an Apple fan, or prefer Android — because with technology, change is a constant.

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Four zero-days make July 's Patch Tuesday a 'patch now' update

Microsoft rolled out fixes this week for 130 security issues, including four zero-day flaws affecting Windows. Time to patch!

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Microsoft Dev Box — a better path to provisioning and productivity?

While the cloud-based workstation is aimed at developers, the concept could be used to give workers in other positions quick access to the tools they need — without navigating an often lengthy hardware provisioning process.

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Microsoft wants you to pay for Windows from the cloud — good luck with that

Windows can sometimes be glitchy. Windows in the cloud would be worse, especially for anyone who doesn't have their own IT desk.

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